Exxon's Suit Over Refinery Shutdown Will Go On

Law360, New York (May 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss Exxon Mobil Corp.'s suit against Amex Construction Co. Inc. over the 2005 shutdown of Exxon's Joliet, Ill., refinery due to pipe problems, finding that the oil giant had provided enough discoverable facts to sustain the case.

Exxon's suit, brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that Amex was negligent in installing high-density polyethylene pipe at the Joliet Refinery. Amex began work on the pipes, which are used for water cooling, in 2004 and...
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